Try something new for Trial It Week

Try out all the things you missed the first time around during Active US Trial It Week - part of Sussex Refreshers!

Active US is Sussexsport's social sport programme for students, offering low cost or free drop-in sport, fitness and wellbeing activities. 

All Active US sessions are relaxed, non-competitive and informal: no need to sign up, just wear what you feel comfortable in and turn up. The majority of our activities take place at the Sport Centre and Falmer Sports Complex on campus.

All Active US sessions are free during Trial It week, from Monday 5 February-Sunday 11 February. There's no need to book and you don't need to be a Sussexsport member to attend - simply turn up on the day and get involved! 

Choose from a range of activities, including:

  • Badminton
  • Fencing
  • Basketball 
  • Men and women's football
  • Social running
  • Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Bouldering
  • Women's cricket
  • O2 Touch Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Trampoline
  • Netball

In addition to our regular weekly term time Active US activities, there will also be lots of one-off events to celebrate Trial It Week. And we'll have giveaways and competitions throughout the week, just come to any event and share your experience using the #TrialitWeek hashtag and you’ll be in with a chance of winning: from t shirts, to powerbanks and water bottles – we have lots of brilliant prizes up for grabs!

The week kicks off with a Charity Classathon on Monday 5 February. Try Boxercise, Spin, Circuits sessions and much more. All the classes are free to sign up to, you can just give a donation to Rockinghorse Children’s Charity on the day –  look for the big buckets during your class! You can book your place on one, two – or all – of our charity classes using Eventbrite.

There'll also be a takeover of the Sport Centre on Friday 9 February for a special UV party, with free UV Spin and UV Badminton from 7pm-9.30pm. We'll have plenty of UV paint, just wear white clothing for maximum glow!

UV Badminton is a drop-in event, with no need to book; UV Spin has limited spaces and we're giving away free t-shirts to everyone who takes part in either of our two spin sessions on the night. Bookings for UV Spin open on Monday 5 February at 10am via Eventbrite.

The week finishes with a free bouldering session at Boulder Brighton on Sunday 11 February, which includes return transport, leaving from East Slope on campus at 5.15pm.

We’ve also launched Sussex Moves, our new free campus-wide wellbeing platform, which provides a great new way to track your activity and receive discounts and offers in return!

If you don't currently use a fitness tracker, there are lots of fantastic free ones that are compatible with the web-app. We're challenging campus to work together and achieve 50 million steps in 30 days throughout February, using Sussex Moves to track our progress. So sign up now and any activity you do during Trial It Week will automatically be converted into Move points to contribute to our campus challenge, as well as earning you points towards discounts online and on campus!

Visit the Active US Facebook page for more information and the full timetable of events. 

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Posted on behalf of: Sussexsport
Last updated: Friday, 2 February 2018